Sixteen Goddam Points.
We managed to score more than 16 points with Sean Glennon under center to open the 2007 season, in the most frustrating game I've personally witnessed in Lane Stadium. We managed to score more than 16 points last year when we lost to them. This is the fewest points a VT offense has managed to hang on ECU since a 10-14 loss in 1989. VT was 6-4-1 in 1989. And that, my fellow FBS'ers, for lack of a better word, is bullshit.
Racking up yards is a sign of talent on a football team. VT rolled for 379 over the Pirates, which isn't horrible, but most of those yards came in chunks from playmakers (read that as "Ryan Williams") making plays in space. But perhaps the best indicator of an offensive coordinator's ability is how the team performs in the red zone, where space is limited and scheme and playcalling become more essential to punching the ball in. An ongoing theme this season has been as the field gets shorter, the offense gets worse. Prior to the ECU game, VT had a red zone TD percentage of 57.69, which ranks 66th in the nation. For a sense of comparison, that sandwiches VT between Louisiana-Monroe and Florida International. In other words, Bryan Stinespring would be a great fit in the Sun Belt Conference.
For three consecutive games Bryan Stinespring has managed to put fewer points on the board than in the previous game. At this rate we should be short-side running, lateral passing, poorly disguised screening, 3rd and bombing our way to less than a touchdown a game by the end of the season.
That's a whole lot of lack of execution.
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FBS Mission Statement:
We at FBS believe that offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring bears the largest share of the blame for years of sub-par output from some of the most talented players ever to set foot on Worsham Field. We believe the main objective of the VT football program - a national championship - will escape us as long as Stinespring is making the calls. We therefore advocate the improvement of our football program through the replacement of our offensive coordinator.